The driver of a vehicle that went over an embankment in an unincorporated area near Malibu Thursday sparking a brush fire that charred about two acres was found badly burned and dead.
Service has been restored to most Southern California homes and businesses that lost power for more than a day after wet and windy storms swept through the state.
The utility is on the defensive in the wake of a devastating wind storm that has left thousands still in the dark.
The winds may have died down, but the damage left behind at one Southland mission may require divine intervention to repair.
Officials said the damage could have been a lot more substantial if winds that had been pummeling cities throughout the Southland had picked up overnight.
What does home owners and car insurance cover if your property was damaged by the wind?
High winds across the Southland left multiple school districts closing their doors after as many as 250,000 residents were left without power on Thursday.
A red flag warning will be in effect across the Southland Wednesday due to high winds and low humidity levels.
This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of Summer, but don’t tell the calendar as strong and potentially damaging winds are expected around the Southland throughout the weekend.
A late-season storm swooping down the coast is expected to bring some drizzle and light showers to Southern California Sunday, but skies should clear by the afternoon.
Winds of up to 50 miles per hour were predicted to rake across the Grapevine and Antelope Valley area starting Sunday night, the National Weather Service said.
High winds swept through Southern California on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines that led to thousands of outages and kicking up dust storms that forced street closures.
Winds topping speeds of up to 60 miles per hour wreaked havoc in the Inland Empire on Wednesday, overturning several big rigs and slowing traffic for hours.